NEW YORK, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV has announced another honor to be presented during its "Guys Choice" event, as the original sci-fi action thriller "Inception" will be crowned Most Man-ticipated movie of 2010. Most Man-ticipated will be presented to "Inception" writer, director, producer Christopher Nolan and film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Taping Saturday, June 5 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, "Guys Choice" premieres Sunday, June 20 (10:00 PM – Midnight, ET/PT).
The Most Man-ticipated Movie Award has become one of the show's highlights — fans are treated to footage by some of Hollywood's biggest names. Last year, viewers got an exclusive first-look from director Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt with footage from "Inglourious Basterds." This year, DiCaprio, Nolan and Gordon-Levitt will bring Spike guys exciting footage from "Inception," which opens in theatres and IMAX on July 16, 2010.
"With its powerhouse players, incredible scope and completely original storyline, 'Inception' has it all and is hands down the most Man-ticipated movie of the summer," said Casey Patterson, SVP, event production, talent development and studio relations, Spike TV.
"Inception" marks acclaimed filmmaker Nolan's first major motion picture since his 2008 Academy Award®-winning blockbuster "The Dark Knight." In "Inception," DiCaprio stars as Dom Cobb, a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, during the dream state when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. If he and his team of specialists succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, "Inception" also stars Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, and Michael Caine. Emma Thomas produced the film with Nolan.
The star-studded, action-packed night will also feature appearances by Robert De Niro, LeBron James, Ben Affleck and Ben Kingsley and "Iron Man 2" super-stars Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Additional appearances include: James Gandolfini, Sylvester Stallone, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Rock, Brooklyn Decker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Liam Neeson, Ozzy Osbourne and many more.
Voting for this year's winners is being held online at www.spike.com/guyschoice through Friday, June 4th. Also online, fans can log-on to view exclusive red carpet and backstage coverage of "Guys Choice."
The official sponsors of Spike TV's "Guys Choice" are AT&T, AXE Hair, Captain Morgan, Corona and Pizza Hut.
Casey Patterson, Carol Donovan, and Beth McCarthy-Miller will serve as executive producers.
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